Free training for nonprofit professionals and key volunteers on June 14th

On Thursday, June 14th, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will offer a free training for nonprofit professionals and key organization volunteers, including board members: “Strategies to Inspire Volunteers, Interns & Staff for Maximum Success” will be held from 8:30am to 2:15pm at Dutchess Community College. Through two panel discussions and three workshop presentations, participants will learn how to find, inspire and retain volunteers and interns to maximize their organization’s success. Funding for this training has been provided by the New York State Volunteer Generation Fund. As space is limited, preregistration is requested. To learn more and to register, go to

“Every year, United Way presents two professional development trainings for nonprofit community partners,” stated Melissa Clark, Director of Community Impact. “Over the past few years, in our mission for nonprofit capacity building, training topics have included outcome measurement, social media and marketing for nonprofits as well as other offerings. Thanks to our partners at Dutchess Community College, New York State’s Volunteer Generation Fund and a variety of experts, we are able to present these trainings at no cost for our nonprofit community partners.” 

“To ensure that the topics we choose are relevant, following each training, we send a survey to all participants and based on that, choose the topic for the next workshop,” explained Clark. “Volunteer recruitment and management has been one of the top requests and we are pleased to offer this professional development workshop with such an amazing panel of experts: Sara Alpert (Dutchess Community College), Melissa Gaeke, Ph.D (Marist College), Cammie Jones (Bard College), Lisa R. Kaul (Vassar College), Danny Malavé (The Culinary Institute of America), Kathleen O’Keefe (Mount Saint Mary College), Erica Wagner (SUNY New Paltz).”

During the training, there will be time for networking, so participants are asked to bring business cards and handouts to share. 

There is no charge to attend the training, but registration is limited. The program is open to all nonprofit professionals and key organization volunteers in our region. To guarantee your space, register today at This training is presented in conjunction with United Way’s partner, Dutchess Community College. 

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